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On The Street
October 19, 2016
Lake Koronis resident speaks out about Starry Stonewort
Although Kevin Farnum doesn't live in the Douglas County lakes area, he has concerns for the citizens of this community. Or moreover, concerns for the lakes in this area. Farnum, who is from Stearns County, lives in a house on Lake Koronis, the lake now infested with the new aquatic...
October 19, 2016 - 6:00am
September 28, 2016
Zebra mussels invade Lake Andrew
Zebra mussels have invaded another Douglas County lake – Lake Andrew. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources last week confirmed new reports of zebra mussels in Lake Andrew and three other Minnesota lakes: Lake Sallie in Becker County, Lac qui Parle in Chippewa, Lac qui...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 22, 2016
Zebra mussels found in Lake Andew
Zebra mussels have invaded another Douglas County lake -- Lake Andrew. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed today new reports...
September 22, 2016 - 11:55am
August 10, 2016
Zebra mussel found in Pocket Lake
The Department of Natural Resources confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in Central Minnesota lakes Wednesday, including Pocket Lake in Douglas County. Infested waters signs have been posted at DNR accesses on Pocket Lake, located south of Lake Mary, and on West Battle Lake...
August 10, 2016 - 12:43pm
July 29, 2016
Zebra mussels invade Lake Osakis
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties, as well as in northwestern...
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
2015: No new AIS infestations
"The good news is that we didn't have any new infestations in 2015," said Dave Rush, Douglas County Land and Resource Management director. After its first full open-water season on the books, the local aquatic invasive species (AIS) task force is noting the good news, but also quickly...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Invasive species have already won
To the editor: Re: Editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Alexandria Echo Press, "In Minnesota the invasive species are winning," and "No one has right to infest a lake. The invasive species have already won. We need to change the approach. I disagree. Inspection and decontamination...
August 30, 2013 - 12:04pm
Invasive species have already won
Re: Editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Alexandria Echo Press, “In Minnesota the invasive species are winning,” and “No one has right to infest a lake. The invasive species have already won. We need to change the approach. I disagree. Inspection and decontamination...
August 30, 2013 - 8:07am
August 17, 2013
DNR asks: 'Are you doing your part to stop spread of AIS on lakes?'
A watercraft inspector with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) inspects a boat exiting a lake and finds aquatic invasive species (AIS) attached. DNR officials say it's a scenario they experience far too often in their efforts to curb the spread of AIS. "DNR and its...
August 17, 2013 - 10:15am
August 7, 2013
Zebra mussels invade Lake Mary
The list of lakes infested with zebra mussels continues to grow. Last week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the...
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
July 31, 2013
Clean-and-drain areas introduced at boat launches
To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Lake Latoka listed as infested with zebra mussels
Lake Latoka in Douglas County near Alexandria is joining the growing list of Minnesota lakes that are designated as infested with zebra mussels. Earlier this month, a snorkeler found a 3- or 4-year-old zebra mussel in the lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
July 18, 2013
DNR introduces 'clean-and-drain' at boat launches to stop zebra mussels
To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than 200 "clean-and-drain" areas to statewide public water access sites this summer. The special areas will act as visual reminders to boaters...
July 18, 2013 - 6:21am
July 17, 2013
In precautionary move, DNR designates Lake Latoka as infested with zebra mussels
Lake Latoka in Douglas County near Alexandria is joining the growing list of Minnesota lakes that are designated as infested with zebra mussels. Earlier this month, a snorkeler found a 3 or 4-year old zebra mussel in the lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR...
July 17, 2013 - 3:58pm
July 16, 2013
More businesses now fall under aquatic invasive species training requirement
Businesses that decontaminate, rent or lease boats or other water-related equipment will now be required to attend aquatic invasive species (AIS) training and acquire a permit under a state law change that took effect July 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
July 16, 2013 - 12:09pm